Based in Louisburg, NC, First Fruits Farm was founded by former NFL lineman, Jason Brown, to share the love of Christ and aid in hunger relief in eastern North Carolina. 


Former NFL and UNC-Chapel Hill football player Jason Brown talks about his faith and farming. Source: The News & Observer

Steve Hartman meets Jason Brown, who quit the NFL to tackle a new field, literally. Source: CBS Evening News


UPDATE!  Due to the rain forecast on October 7th and 8th from Hurricane Matthew , we are moving the Harvest to our rain-dates. 

Join us October 14th and 15th, 2016 at First Fruits Farm as we endeavor to harvest our largest sweet potato crop ever.  This is a Community event open to the public.  All volunteers are welcome: families, schools, teams, churches, clubs, etc.  All we ask is that you bring a cheerful attitude and a heart to serve. 

Date: October 14th and 15th 2016                             Time: 8:00AM - NOON

Location: First Fruits Farm, 1950 East River Road. Louisburg, North Carolina

If you are an Organization that would like sweet potatoes for your hunger relief efforts, please fill out the following form and come on October 14th for distribution. 

All potatoes harvested on October 15th will be shipped to Nash Produce for curing and winter storage and will be distributed at future dates. 

join the Harvest—October 14th and 15th, 2016



With over 1,000 acres of farmland, there's always something to do! We've partnered with local organizations such as the Society of St. Andrew, Feeding Franklin, Innerfaith Food Shuttle, and many others to foster an enriching environment for volunteers. 


First Fruits Farm is a subsidiary of Wisdom for Life. We believe in being good stewards of the land and resources. All proceeds go towards continued education, research, and mentoring efforts in order to enrich the lives of local communities.